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All Ages Out to Lunch

This year for the Out to Lunch Festival we’ve got together with the Black Box to adapt three of our regular nights that are normally for over 18s and adapt them for a family audience. So for three Saturday afternoons in a row we’ll be taking over the Green Room for an All Ages Out To Lunch. Not-So-Midweek Magic Club […]

How to Butcher a Lamb – A Faculty Lecture

A Faculty Lecture with Belfast Food Tours especially for Out to Lunch, we’ve asked Lisburn Road butcher and local legend Michael McCormick to take us step by step, nose to tail, through an entire lamb. We’ll have a full carcass on stage and Michael will take us step by step through the animal, not just showing us how it’s broken […]

Secret Cabaret at Out to Lunch

It’s been a while since our last Secret Cabaret, an occasional moving montage of mirth, music and marvel, but our plan for 2016 is to do them every other month and we’re starting off with an Out to Lunch Special. The venue’s a secret. The line-up is a secret. It’s a pot luck of performance art. Why not give yourself over to […]

The Faculty

The Faculty is for people who want to keep learning. It’s a loose umbrella of events and courses for people who want to expand their horizons and learn new skills. Our new partnership with Blick Studios and Infinite Jest is only a few months old but most of our events are selling out. It seems that just because you’ve left […]

Trust me, I’m a creative… 11th November 2015

 Two years ago now I was asked to contribute to a panel about the future of collaboration in 2050. I did it a bit last minute  and as a result was a little long so I never blogged it, but as time has gone on I keep coming back to the ideas in it. Basically despite all the funding cuts […]

Why we march (3/11/15) 3rd November 2015

This lunchtime we will be part of a rally for the arts at Stormont. Our blog history is full of things rants about cuts to the arts but the briefing doc that the organisers have prepared is a perfect one stop shop for facts on what’s wrong and what’s needed from our politicians in the coming years. Briefing Document Stormont […]

Come back Nelson, all is forgiven 9th October 2015

So there have been rumblings but not a revolution. The arts has received an in year cut of 7% and the mood in the sector is one of resignation. People in receipt of ACNI grants have been diplomatic but the facts are this cut, this one in particular is a direct ideological assault on the sector directed by the DCAL […]

Hit the North with Beck’s – Press Release. 13th September 2015

  Thirty walls, thirty artists, two days… Over the next three weeks Hit the North with Beck’s will transform the streets of the Cathedral Quarter with street art, music and more. Over the past three years, Hit the North has been transforming the Cathedral Quarter with work by some of the finest street artists from Ireland north and south, the […]

I can’t make you vote, because you already do… 30th April 2015

It’s been a year since I wrote a wee blog about how the Single Transferable Voting system works and now it’s time for another election. This time unfortunately we’re stuck with the ridiculous first past the post system, a system which leaves most people in the country feeling helpless because most seats in Northern Ireland are considered safe. I did […]

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